What is it that really scares you? I don’t mean ghosts or zombies, or vampires, but the little, everyday things that make you break out into a cold sweat when you think of them. Most fear is irrational. You know you shouldn’t be afraid. You tell yourself that it’s foolish to fear. And yet, you do. Come in and make yourself uncomfortable in our exploration in eight rooms of irrational fears.
TheatreQuest is a theatre interest group sponsored by the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for the purpose of preparing teens for future study or a vocation in the theatre. TheatreQuest strives to provide its members theatre experiences and opportunities they would not normally get in their schools or the community at large. By doing so, members gain a broader understanding of the potential and power of theatre.
Any young person between the ages of 13 and 19 can be a member of TheatreQuest. Members must attend regular membership meetings and be involved in at least one major event throughout the year.
General membership meetings are the first Monday of every month (Sept. – May) at 7:00 PM, unless it falls on a holiday.
TheatreQuest activities vary from year to year, but they are always theatrical in nature and geared to increasing the members understanding of, and ability to do theatre. Here are a few past TheatreQuest projects:
Alphabet Plays (One to two plays per year, three Saturdays) – Created by members for pre-school and early school aged children, these plays focus on words beginning with the specified letter of the alphabet. In the form of a sketch comedy show, the players use 30 words in 30 minutes. If they can’t get through them all, someone gets a pie in the face.
Coffeehouse Cabaret (one to two selected Fridays during the year) – An evening of comedy and music created by the members. Admission is free with a fee for drinks and desserts. Next Coffeehouse is Friday, February 6, 2015.
Play to be determined –Whether an original piece or an original re-mix of classic theatre, this play is produced entirely by TheatreQuest members.
Trips – TheatreQuest occasionally plans trips to other cities and regions for the purpose of seeing new and different theatrical productions.
Activity Night – One to two per summer. Play theatre games, watch a movie and eat popcorn.
To join, you need only come to one of the general membership meetings on the first Monday of the month (2nd Monday in September) at 7 pm. You may also email us here, or call the director of education, Chuck Tuttle at 267-8538, ext. 313.
First Monday of each month at 7:00PM.
THE T PLAY
Audition: Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00PM
Performances: November 3 & 10
Rehearsals: Mondays, Wednesday & Thursdays, 7:00-9:00PM, starting September 24.
A play created by TheatreQuest members for young children exploring the letter T.
IMMERSIVE PROJECT: Nothing to Fear
Performance: January 26
TheatreQuest will explore the world of our anxieties through installations throughout the Theatre Centre complex. Each room will represent a different aspect of our fears and trepidations.
THE U PLAY
Auditions: Tuesday, February 5 at 7PM
Performed: April 20, 27, & May 4 at 10:30AM
Rehearsals: 7PM-9PM, Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, Starting March 25
A play created by TheatreQuest members for young children exploring the letter S.
First meeting: April 22 at 7:00PM
Rhearsals: Monday, Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 22 – May 16 at 7:00PM
Performance: Friday, May 17 at 7:00PM
A sketch variety show featuring the talents of our TheatreQuest members.
Submission deadline: ongoing
We will accept the submission of any video script of up to ten minutes in length. Selected scripts will be videoed, edited and uploaded to Youtube. Rehearsals and filming will be scheduled as scripts are ready. Editing assignments will be made when scripts are selected.